They say that there is no age for attaining education and the learning never stops. A man from Bareilly has proven it right by earning a post-graduate degree at an age of 98 years from Nalanda Open University, which is based in Patna, Bihar. Rajkumar Vaishya registered his name in the course in 2015, after more than seven decades of finishing his graduation and completed Masters in Arts with second division in 2017 after two successful academic sessions.
During its 12th Annual event, Nalanda Open University awarded Masters of Arts (Economics) degree to a 98-year-old for the first time ever in its history. Rajkumar, who reached the convocation in a wheelchair, was awarded the post-graduate degree by Governor of Meghalaya – Ganga Prasad. When asked what message he would like to give to young generation of today, Rajkumar replied, “always keep trying.”
Bihar: 98-year-old Raj Kumar who passed MA (economics) examination from Patna's Nalanda Open University in September, receives his degree from the university. On being asked what message he has for the young generation, he said, 'always keep trying.' pic.twitter.com/vSl2AQiPdI
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Rajkumar also said that he received incredible assistance from the teaching staff of the university as they helped him in passing the course with respectable numbers. While awarding the degree to him, the vice chancellor of the university, RK Sinha said, “This day will be celebrated as a golden day in Nalanda Open University’s history.”
Rajkumar Vaishya, currently residing in Rajender Nagar of Patna, basically hails from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and always had the assion for education. It was in 1934 that he completed his matriculation and got his Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree in 1940. After almost 75 years of completing his graduation, Rajkumar took admission in MA course in 2015.